Media Advisory: Conference To Feature Experts in Muscle Health

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 – From bone marrow to skeletal muscle and the role muscle mechanics plays in disease, the 8th annual Muscle Health Research Centre’s (MHRC) Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD8) will bring together leading experts in skeletal and cardiac muscle, metabolism, biomechanics and tissue engineering on Friday, May 26, 2017.

The day-long conference, hosted at York University’s Keele Campus, features an impressive list of speakers from across Ontario. The event is organized by Professor David Hood, director of MHRC, and Liam Tryon, centre coordinator of MHRC in the Faculty of Health.

“We have the strongest group of muscle health researchers in the country and that’s why it’s natural for us to host this conference here at York University," said Hood.

WHAT: 8th Annual Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD8)

WHEN: Friday, May 26, 2017

WHERE: Life Science Building, York University Keele Campus, Lobby and rooms 101 and 103

INFO: Detailed agenda and list of speakers HERE


Watch Video of Professor David Hood on the event:


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Media contact: Anjum Nayyar, anayyar@yorku.ca/416.736.2100 ext. 44543